Tad Simons

Tad Simons

Contributing editor Tad Simons is an award-winning journalist whose writing on the local arts scene has appeared in the Twin Cities Reader, City Pages, St. Paul Pioneer Press, American Theatre magazine, BackStage, Variety and the Washington Post. Over his 25 year career, Tad has covered theater, books, music, visual arts, dance, film, and performance art (including politics). Tad’s articles and essays on these and other subjects have won more than 30 local and national awards for editorial excellence.

Cindy Sherman
A Must-See: Cindy Sherman @ Walker Art Center

One often hears it said that Cindy Sherman is one of the most influential and important artists working today.


Nicholas David on The Voice
Here's the ONLY WAY Nicholas David can win The Voice finale tonight.

As almost everyone in the Twin Cities knows by now, our newest hometown hero, Nicholas David—aka Nicholas “The Feelin” Mrozinski (as featured in the June 2009 issue of Mpls/St.Paul magazine)—is singing/fighting for his television life Monday night.


Nicholas David on The Voice
Why Nicholas David Didn't Win The Voice (and that's okay)

Drat. I was right (below) about Nicholas David's chances on The Voice, but the fact that he came in third place behind Terry McDermott exposed some of the show's bogusness when it comes to voting. 


Frozen Docs Series: 'The House I Live In'

These days, documentary filmmakers are shouldering much of the burden and bother of investigative journalism that newspapers, magazines, and the rest of the media-massage complex has largely abandoned. 


River's Edge Music Fest
Why River's Edge Music Fest is never coming back.

This is getting ridiculous. After promising to deliver the biggest, best, most tremendously super-awesome summer concert series the Twin Cities has ever seen...


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